Today in World War II History—October 21, 1943
80 Years Ago—Oct. 21, 1943: Former British First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Alfred “Dudley” Pound dies, age 66; replaced on Oct. 15 by Adm. Sir Andrew Cunningham.
The German Luftwaffe bombs Naples, Italy, for the first time; the air raid also hits US hospitals at Mostra Fairgrounds, killing 11 patients and medical personnel.
Danish resistance stages an elaborate rescue from the Danish Military Hospital for Lt. Col. Torben Ørum, who ran a private espionage ring and was about to be deported to Germany for execution.